Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,--Hebrews 12:1


We run to support the three charities described below. Click on the logo of the one you wish to support. The fund raising page you arrive at will ensure your donation gets to the charity of your choice. NONE of the money is retained by Running with Amanda! Thanks and God bless you for helping us meet our fund raising goals.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.

Our vision is to be the world leader in advancing the treatment and prevention of catastrophic diseases in children. This vision will be pursued by providing outstanding patient care; by conducting basic, translational and clinical research designed to elucidate biological mechanisms, understand disease pathogenesis, improve diagnosis, enhance treatment outcome, prevent diseases and minimize adverse consequences of treatment; and by educating health care and scientific research professionals. Through these efforts we seek to cure and enhance the quality of life for an increasing proportion of children who come to us for treatment, and by expanding and sharing knowledge, to advance treatment of children with catastrophic diseases worldwide, while developing strategies to prevent catastrophic diseases in children.

In order to enhance, sustain and restore the health and development of children, Arkansas Children's Hospital provides excellent clinical services, teaching and research. ACH is committed to working with others to achieve high quality, cost-effective, fully accessible services for Arkansas' most precious resource — our children, without regard to race, religion or inability to pay.

At completion, Soaring Wings Ranch will have a maximum of five homes for boys and five homes for girls. Six to eight children will live in each home with a full-time set of house parents. The house parents will be a committed Christian, married couple who have been "called" into this special work. The couple will have undergone an extensive interview/testing process before being hired.

The goal of each home is to maintain an environment that will offer each child a chance to develop into a confident young adult with a high degree of self-sufficiency, exemplary work ethic, a strong ethical base with a clear understanding of right and wrong, a team player mentality, and a biblical understanding of sin and forgiveness. In addition, they will receive instruction in social skills, proper etiquette, and appropriate physical hygiene.

If you prefer to mail your donation, make your check payable to the charity above that you chose to support and send it to the following address. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH IN THE MAIL!

Running with Amanda
903 Southhaven Ave.
Cabot, AR 72023

*Please do not make your check payable to Running with Amanda. Instead, choose from St. Jude, Arkansas Children's Hospital, or Soaring Wings. Send them to us and we will record them and send them on to the individual charity. We will not keep a dime of your donations, but want to accurately account for all donations given in Amanda's name.

Thank you so much!

2012 Fundraising Totals

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital$3,500.00
Arkansas Children's Hospital$2,500.00
Soaring Wings Christian Home & Ranch$1,500.00

2011 Fundraising Totals

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital$2,476.10
Arkansas Children's Hospital$1,206.27
Soaring Wings Christian Home & Ranch$1,203.11

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